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Jun 13, 2011

S.O.S.; Korean missile ship flies the Belize Flag

There is other seaworthy news regarding Belize, but instead of the Caribbean Sea, it’s in Asia.  Belize has been in international news over the weekend; unfortunately, not for positive reasons. A North Korean ship, registered in the Jewel, was intercepted on its way Myanmar in Southeast Asia and is believed to have been carrying missile parts. It took a two-week standoff at sea and diplomatic pressure from the United States and Asia to force the vessel to return to Korea with its cargo. According to the article, the Government of Belize authorized the US Navy to search the vessel, but the North Koreans refused to allow the crew of the USS McCampbell onboard. US President Barrack Obama decided not to forcibly board the ship because that could have led to gunplay and further confrontation with the Korean Peninsula. The New York Times described the operation as a rare victory since a similar shipment made it to Myanmar last year and it is suspected that there have been others that went undetected. The New York Times also notes that Belize is a member of the Proliferation Security Initiative, which has been adopted by several countries around to world that share information to intercept illicit weapons.

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9 Responses for “S.O.S.; Korean missile ship flies the Belize Flag”

  1. dj x says:

    corrupted government again !!! now we all can’t get our US visa as easy as before …. this government is a sellout… from one thing to the other …. better just sell our country Belize to some rich country !!!

  2. Rod says:

    Why was this ship allowed to be registered in Belize who in this gov. Got paid off for this anyone with any sense would ask why an Asian ship would want to be registered in Belize come on channel 5 find out who is responsible for this to happen shows the corruption going on in this gov . They are willing to sell anything for money the shame this gov. Is putting the people of Belize and the country is too much to bear resign barrow just resign you are a disgrace to Belize.

  3. Justice says:

    With Barrow all type of corruption will surface and haunt the people of Belize. I hope wen election comes the people have learnt a good lesson and vote the lesser of two evils. Both parties are corrupt but with this present administration corruption is at its hilt. That uselss piece of crap that we have as PM makes me cringe to say I am a Belizean. He has brought shame and disgrace and corruption to our jewel. But then look at how he lives an you know it is inbuilt. Tell me who wou;ld want to be assicited with Korea? Next will be Al Quaida. With barrow there is no limit to corruption!

  4. Chance says:

    Dear Rod,

    No one needs to get paid off to register a ship in Belize or anywhere else in the world.

  5. Belize says:

    if there is any journalist wort his pen let them ask Ask Dean Barrow about immarbe and GOB’s special secret agreement and how much we actualy benefit
    ?????

  6. c says:

    ignorants…most countries have ship registries, Panama da biggest one

  7. RedGyal Belize says:

    Mein like Belize nuh done have enough to deal with, Now they are mixing with North Korea…This is ALL BAD!!! I will Pray for my Country.

  8. cali says:

    ANOTHER BLK EYE FOR BELIZEAN. DONT WE NEED TO KNOW WHO IS AFFILIATED WITH A SHIP BEFORE IT IS REGISTER. AND WHY WOULD YOU WANT TO REGISTER A SHIP FROM N. KOREA THE GUY IS A DEUCE BAG HE IS A LOONY TOON HIS PEOPLE IS STARVING WAKE BELIZEAN YOU PEOPLE ARE TAKING IT TOO EASY. WE BARK AND DONT BITE

  9. Johnny says:

    To (ROD) Why does EVERYTHING have to do with Honorable Dean Barrow?!!!!!!!!!! Cant you dummies see that this ship could have been registered time and time ago? And do you think if theres ONE ship registered in Belize that our administration will meddle into that ships affairs and see what they transport? that would be crazy. Justice, shut up and get out of Belize if you cringe at being a Belizean, its you that is a disgrace!!!

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